Are they “cooking the books” on ObamaCare?

3/31/14
 
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3/31/14:

New technical problems with HealthCare.gov posed a roadblock Monday to people trying to beat the sign-up deadline.

On Monday afternoon, a technical glitch was preventing people from filing new applications. A tech team, though, was brought in to resolve the issue.

Earlier Monday, a series of error messages came up as the large volume of users stressed the system.

According to HHS, more than 100,000 people were using the system at once as of noon. The increased traffic is good news for the administration, but the recurring website problems are not.

The deadline to sign up for the president’s signature health care law technically is midnight today, though many who have trouble signing in will be given an extension into April.

Amid the return of technical problems, the roiling, years-long debate about enrollment numbers and practically every other aspect of President Obama’s health care law appears far from over in this politically charged election year.

On Sunday, ObamaCare supporters were on television championing the law’s recent successes, particularly the late-enrollment surges, including 1.2 million visitors Saturday to the federal site.

“The law’s working,” said White House senior adviser David Plouffe. “This was a seminal achievement.”

But as Plouffe told ABC’s “This Week” the number was really closer to 10 million when including Medicaid and children’s health-care signups as well as Americans who went directly to private insurance companies, Republicans continued to question those numbers and why others have not been made public.

“They are cooking the books on this,” Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, told “Fox News Sunday.”

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